Richard Murray, MD

Family Medicine



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Rutgers University, New Jersey


Universidad Guadalajara, Mexico


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Appointments:

Mountainside Independent Physicians Association, President

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Academic Appointments:

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ St. Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

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Dr. Richard Murray Eases Patient Experience for Native Spanish Speakers

“As a family physician, you become involved in patients’ lives. It’s not just taking care of their problems; it’s getting to know them as people.”

Medical terminology can sound foreign enough, so when you’re not a native English speaker, it can be challenging to understand your physician’s explanations and instructions. Dr. Richard Murray takes away the stress by speaking to many of his patients in Spanish. “I treat a significant number of Spanish families,” he says. “Most of them don’t speak any English. But even those who speak English are more comfortable when communicating in their native language.”

Dr. Murray had a lifelong desire to be a doctor. “I knew it from the time that I was in grammar school,” he says. When it came time to choose a specialty, he selected family medicine for its diversity and the opportunity to see all different types of health problems. He maintained an independent practice in Verona before merging with Vanguard. “We came together based on the fact that we knew each other’s personalities and styles, and had a common goal to put the patient first,” he says.

“At Vanguard, we have a number of services that allow us to treat our patients in-house,” he says. “We offer full family medical care, pediatrics, gynecology, X-ray and ultrasound facilities on-site, sports medicine, psychiatric services, and diabetes and nutrition consultations. It’s a team approach to health care.”

Dr. Murray most enjoys his interactions with patients. “Getting to know them, and helping them, is what motivates me every day.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Murray enjoys golf. He also is an avid woodworker.


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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Mar 10, 2018

Dr. Murray is a very good doctor. He is kind, compassionate and really cares about his patients. He takes the time to explain and listen. I have very high regards for Dr. Murray. I thank him for his advice and kindness.

Mar 09, 2018

I was here for a pre-op exam. So there was no treatment, medications, etc.

Mar 06, 2018

Dr Murray was excellent. He addressed all of my questions in a straightforward and comprehensive manner.

Feb 28, 2018

First time seeing Dr. Murray and he was excellent.

Feb 15, 2018

Clearly has years of experience

Feb 08, 2018

no complaints. very happy with the set

Feb 06, 2018

Dr. Murry always explains and sits with you to go over everything

Feb 06, 2018

My Care Provider is top notch.

Feb 02, 2018

Dr. Murray and staff are the best!

Feb 01, 2018

Dr. Murray is very good. The intern did a nice job too.

Jan 29, 2018

Dr. Murray is extraordinarily well-informed and informative about patients' conditions and concerns. He also had a medical student with him, and his explanations to the student also helped me better understand my diagnoses.

Jan 24, 2018

timeliness was only issue

Jan 20, 2018

Why do I come back to *Dr. Murray because he takes the time to listen to me. Goes over my tests. Has my copies ready. My fiance started using *Dr. Murray & my daughter.

Jan 17, 2018

Always recommend, always good care.

Jan 17, 2018

Dr Murray is totally competent and brilliant !

Jan 16, 2018

Dr. Murray is always thorough and easy to understand

Jan 09, 2018

*Dr. Murray is an excellent doctor who is attentive and caring.

Jan 07, 2018

Dr Murray is excellent. Getting an appointment with him is another story!

Jan 02, 2018

Dr. Murray is great

Dec 30, 2017

My husband and I have been seeing *Dr. Murray for many years and he understands us and our problems.